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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 18-0 
 2. Southland S. 12-6 
 3. SC Rangers 11-7 
 4. Canterbury 10-8 
 5. Nelson G. 4-14 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-14 
 7. Taylor Hawks 4-14 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Webster, Wellingt.25.3 
 2. Jones, Canterbury21.7 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.21.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.6 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.19.5 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.1 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.18.0 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.9 
 10. Tait, SC Rangers16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.0 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.10.0 
 3. Williams, Taylor H.9.9 
 4. Kay, Southland S.9.2 
 5. Jones, Canterbury8.8 
 6. Dempster, Nelson G.8.1 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.8.0 
 8. Egwu, SC Rangers7.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.7.9 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.6.5 
 3. Tait, SC Rangers5.8 
 4. Boucher, SC Rangers5.5 
 5. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 6. Norton, Southlan.5.4 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.3 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.6 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dillon BOUCHER
  SC Rangers
  (196-F-75)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.3 
 3. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 4. Webster, Wellingt.1.8 
 5. McCarron, SC Ra.1.7 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers1.3 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.5 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 8. Dawson, Canterbury0.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.6 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers0.6 

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NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Saints and Rangers to clash for title - Jun 3, 2016


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Torrey Craig
Wellington S. - Southland S. 79-75

Wellington Saints advanced into NBL Final after they held off Southland Sharks in the semifinal clash. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saints forced 19 Sharks turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St.) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Australian power forward Nicholas Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sharks. Four Saints and five Sharks players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Wellington S.: T.Craig 21+12reb+4ast, T.Wesley 20+6reb+2ast, S.Ili 13+4reb+5ast, B.Davis 13+5reb+1ast, B.Anthony 7+4reb, L.Henry 5+4reb
Southland S.: A.Pledger 17+11reb+2ast, N.Kay 16+6reb+3ast, D.Bailey 15+7reb+2ast, E.Bartlett 12+2reb+2ast, M.Norton 11+5reb+3ast, D.Raukawa 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 472186


Canterbury - Waitakere SCR 85-104

Waitakere reached the NBL title game as they rallied past Canterbury. The game was mostly controlled by Rangers. Rams managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Rams helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. Four Rangers players scored in double figures. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP) produced 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Waitakere SCR: C.Webster 28+3reb+5ast, T.Roberts 25+5reb+1ast, L.Tait 18+10reb+9ast, E.Devendorf 16+5reb+1ast, R.Te Rangi 9+3reb+1ast, M.Vukona 8+5reb+1ast
Canterbury: M.Moore 35+7reb+6ast, M.Jones 17+8reb+3ast, M.Karena 13+3reb, G.Dawson 8+6reb, E.Rusbatch 4+5reb+1ast, M.Whippy 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 472185


  




Jun-Beom
Yang
Asian Qualifiers: South Korea upset New Zealand in Wellington - 12 hours ago
New Zealand - South Korea 80:86 South Korea victoriously opened their World Cup Asian Qualifiers campaign. They defeated New Zealand in Wellington in Group A action today. Jun-Beom Yang (195-F-91) scored 22 points to pace the winners. The Tall Blacks grabbed an 18:17 lead after the opening quarter. However South Korea sank 24 points in the second period to ensure a 41:39 halftime lead. New Zealand narrowed the distance at one point heading into the fourth quarter. But South Korea droppe...   [read more]

Tai Jack
Webster
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). He could not help Deutsche Bank Skyliners (6-3) in their last game. Despite Webster's very good performance Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost 67-75 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Brose Baskets.    [read more]

Tai Jack
Webster
Uni Baskets add Prewster to their roster, ex Nelson G. - 10 days ago
Uni Baskets Paderborn (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old New Zealander international swingman Dion Prewster (195-90, college: SF Austin, agency: MKP Management). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Prewster played last summer at Mike Pero Nelson Giants in New Zealand NBL league. In 17 games he had 13.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. The last season he played at Kings (also in NBL) in. But in 14 games he recorded just 1.1ppg. The list of the past achievements is quite...   [read more]


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Tai Jack Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 13 days ago  
Corey Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 20 days ago  
Al-Riffa adds Jones to their roster, ex Canterbury - 1 month ago  
Tall Blacks in Europe - 1 month ago  
Thomas Abercrombie selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
NZ Breakers' coach Paul Henare slams team's performance in 39-point loss - 2 months ago  
Saints' future uncertain - 3 months ago  
Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - 3 months ago  
New Zealand National Team 2017 - 3 months ago  
Oklahoma University Sooners too strong for NZ Premiers - 3 months ago  
Ethan Rusbatch paces Tall Blacks as they wind up Asia Cup buildup with defeat - 3 months ago  
Leon Henry's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 3 months ago  
Meng Duo leads China over New Zealand at Basketball Friendly - 3 months ago  
Ironi Nahariya tabs Corey Webster, ex Wellington S. - 3 months ago  
Tall Blacks tip Angola over - 3 months ago  
China overwhelms New Zealand in 2017 Men's International Basketball Championship - 4 months ago  
Taranaki Mountain Airs claim big win over Malaysian men's basketball team - 4 months ago  
Tobias Cameron selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 months ago  
Boncourt lands Amir Williams, ex Taylor Hawks - 4 months ago  
Isaac Fotu (ex Zaragoza) signs at Ratiopharm - 4 months ago  
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